Juneteenth

Juneteenth At RWP

(6.19) Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day: Juneteenth goes by all these celebratory names, so head over to the Temple to Music this Sunday for a Juneteenth celebration. This festival of food and music ends with a fireworks display. From the National Museum of African American History and Culture: On June …

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3rd Annual Juneteenth Fest — Temple To Music

(6.19) Juneteenth RI will be hosting their 3rd annual Juneteenth Festival this Saturday at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. Emcee Bad Lad will wrangle a full slate of speakers and politicians, as well as singers, rappers, and dancers, including recording artist Raiche. Go here for the day’s program. Free, noon to 8pm, …

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Celebrate Freedom — Happy Juneteenth

In other parts of the country this day is celebrated with festivals and outdoor events that all seem to involve food and music. I can find no such events locally this year — feel free to inform us. Meanwhile the history behind the holiday is explained at the Rhode Island College library site. The Emancipation …

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